About Me: Fun and caring guy that likes to have fun, rather it be gym, movies,hitting the lake,camping etc.. I also enjoy a good laugh and hanging out with family and friends.I am only looking for friends with same interest, not looking for hookups more a long tim...A big part of STD Internet groups is social outings. "When we go on outings, we don't put a sign up in the hallway saying, 'Meeting of the Charlotte herpes club,'" Pam said, "Once we went to dinner and there were 30 of us and the hostess asked, 'What's the special occasion?

I thought at the time that the girl who gave it to me and I were the only people in the world who had it."But John and his date are far from alone.

And the growing number of people in similar situations has created a new industry: Internet dating sites just for people with STDs.

And they don't have to worry about spreading herpes, since the other members already have it.

Pam says at first, people are very nervous about joining, because it may be the first time they identify themselves as having herpes."People show up for their first support group meeting and sometimes they turn right around at the door because they don't have the courage to come in," said Pam.

From to stdmatch.net, Web sites abound for the infected who want to date the infected. One in four women is infected with genital herpes, and nearly one in five men according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And a study in this week's Journal of the American Medical Association finds that one in four women has human papillomavirus, which can cause genital warts and cervical cancer.(Interactive: Test your STD knowledge) Once John got over the initial shock of his diagnosis, one of the first things he did was go online.Even knowing when to tell a prospective boyfriend about herpes is tough."It's confusing, because you don't know when the right time is to tell somebody.She discovered she had herpes, and dating had become difficult."I'm 27, working on a Ph.D., own a second home, I have a master's degree, but when I go into a relationship, I bring this with me, and that's hard," she says.These sites immediately take several questions off the table.